Just a quick post to say that, as of today, I am no longer with Popular Woodworking.
But that doesn’t mean I’m leaving woodworking – far from it. I’m looking forward to lots more time in the shop as I build some commission pieces, and I’m working on a number of woodworking writing and editing projects. Plus, I’ve a couple classes already lined up for 2018, and am working on a few more. In short, this is nothing but a positive change.
Thanks for your support throughout my 12+ years with Popular Woodworking, and in the future. I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’ll now be seeing – along with the occasional cat – a lot more of my furniture work here.
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare
* And now, I can listen to Dylan in as I work in my shop!
Best of luck Megan. I’ve enjoyed your time in charge. I look forward to reading more of your work in future, elsewhere.
Holy cats! Literally.
All the best Megan. I look forward to hearing about your next adventure.
Stay tuned here 🙂
Looking forward to seeing what you do next. I don’t blame you for leaving if they wouldn’t let you listen to Dylan in the shop. Geez!
What? No more meetings? Bummer…congrats on getting out, your life will improve dramatically now.
Oh, I imagine there will still be meetings. There are always meetings…
Best of luck to you, Megan! But, I know that luck will only enhance the success that your talents have in store for you!
All the best for your future. I always look forward to your post on your home rehab and look forward to seeing about your other endeavors as well.
Thanks – and hey – I might now have time and energy to get the tile in 🙂
Wow, we will miss you, hope you found something wonderful to do. 🌲
Yep – editing, writing and teaching woodworking. What could be better?!
Im excited to see you actually have time to build furniture again!
All the best to you, Megan! I will be following your journey forward. And yes, please, more cat pictures. 🐱🐺🦊
There will always be cat pictures.
Can’t wait to see what you have lined up for the future, Megan!
Congratulations! You’ve come a long way. Best wishes from a reader who initially wondered what a lit PhD candidate was doing at PWW.
Thank you, from a former PWW editor who wonders what she was doing as a lit PhD candidate 🙂
Wow! I am sure great things are ahead for you Megan!
Moving right along. You didn’t mention time for home rehab, but I assume you always did that on company time anyway. I will miss your efforts on the pages (and beyond) of Popular Woodworking, but look forward with smiling face to your upcoming adventures. Best to you and your cats.
Ha ha. If I did that on company time, I’d be done by now. And thanks!
sorry to see you go Megan. Since you are going to be traveling and doing workshops/seminars, maybe we can get you here to KC at the KC Woodworkers Guild. You’ve seen our shop and know what we can accommodate, so put your thinking cap on and come up with a good workshop to offer us. I’ll pass the idea along to our new Director of Training. We’ll be in touch. Happy sawdust-making!!!
I’d love to – thanks!
Best of luck with your new ventures!
Weight lifted… Into the hatchback, I mean.
Yes…but still in the kitchen. I can’t get it down the basement stairs (I have got to train the cats to help!)
As everyone is so rightly putting it I look forward to see your future endeavors! Always a fan and eagerly awaiting your next move!
I will miss you at Popular Woodworking, but, as I have in the past, will look forward to your blogs.
All the best wishes. Congratulations!
Congrats Megan! I look forward to seeing what you do next.
First up, some new pajamas, I think – so I can work fashionably.
Congratulations and best of luck in all your ventures.
Best wishes Megan. I look forward to following your future work. I do not, on the other hand, care to follow what will be an inevitable spiral back into Pukey Duckville by your former employer.
Well, here’s hoping the team carries on well – I’m sure they will.
Holy cat crap, lady! I hope to hear the story someday. Be well, and see you soon!
Good luck and happy building Lady.
Congratulations, Megan. You’re a pillar of a very enthusiastic and carin community. I can’t wait to see what’s next for you!
A great pleasure to have gotten to know you, on line and In person. Hope to see you again In the future!
You will – I’m not leaving woodworking! And thank you.
Rock on!! Thanks for making the world a better place! Warm regards, Eric
Congratulations on making a change! You sound very positive and I wish you the best!
Well a bad attitude gets one nowhere, eh? Thank you!
Good luck in this exciting time ahead, whatever your selling, I’m buying…you’re one of the good ones
Well thank you in advance, and stay tuned 🙂
Congrats, Megan. Welcome to the word of unem….erm…self-enployment ;-D. I’ve been extremely pleased to benefit from your efforts. PopWood is the only magazine left standing that I subscribe to. You balanced great, informative, and interesting articles, without getting too “birdhouse-y” or too snooty. Make sure you keep us in the loop on what you’re up to at your blog.
Damn…there goes my idea for a bespoke birdhouse biz. Ah well.
Congratulations on your escape from the corporate world. Best wishes for your new life!
Oh, I’d bet the suits do not comprehend their loss. Anyway, you sound eager for the road ahead. May it be fulfilling. Thank you for your support over the years in your roles at PW.
You’ve got the words and the tools! May good luck follow.
Very best regards,
Thanks Rob. It’s a been a pleasure working with you over the years at PW.
Hope this change is a good one. It should be fantastic. Free, free at last! Do you feel giddy yet?
Let us know how we can help. You cats routine might be confused for a while as you will be home during the day continuing construction. Are you going to become a house flipper? Best wishes.
House flipper….hmmmm…Maybe after I get mine done 🙂
Best of luck! I always enjoyed your writing and thoughts in general… can’t wait to see what’s next!!
Good luck and Godspeed. Hope to see more of your writing and/or woodworking soon.
You will – and thank you!
best of luck….met you a PW a couple of times when Schwarz guy was there and again in Iowa at the first show when you guys were looking for a beer……remember it was 5 o clock and the bar was closed!
I was looking for a drink?! Surely not…
Count me as one of your believers in whatever path you choose. From one editor to another, congrats on finishing one chapter and starting in on a new one!
Good luck with your future endeavors.
And merry Christmas.
Wow! Thomas is heavy stuff. Especially, in audio.
It is almost time for “A Child’s Christmas in Wales…”
Whose going to test the safety of the storage areas now?
–best of luck
Thanks for the guffaw. That was funny.
Oh – I imagine I’ll manage to lock myself in my own basement or garage soon enough…
Wow! Congrats, Megan. I’m speechless. Enjoy your new adventures.
I am a huge fan. I met you at Chris’ shop and I adore you even more. You will have a fantastic time being free. Carry on!
Best of Luck. Just made a Manhattan last night and peeled the perfectly thin slice of orange zest with a spokeshave. Will toast you this evening with the same (Bat Masterson Rye).
I’m not worthy. (Sounds good!) And thank you.
Well who the Hell will make the sausage? You are a good cook.
Thank you. But I’m sure the team will carry on swimmingly.
Okay I’m piling on with a big CONGRATS and you will never be the same after working pour vous. You will do well and I can’t wait to see what you get up to. I’m tipping two fingers of Michter’s in your honor. “Of all the money err I had, I spent it in good company…” Cheers, Fitz!
Everything Changes… Best of Luck
Well hell yeah. I’m happy and proud for you. Kick some ass.
Thanks! And I’ll certainly try.
Best of luck in your future endeavors, I eagerly await the news!
Megan, I was so sad to see/hear that you are no longer the PW Editor. I’ve always enjoyed your writings, and your blog about your house restoring projects. Best of luck in all of your future projects. I look forward to enjoying your future writings and blog.
Photo reminds me of “the Jerk”… “AlI need is my tool chest. That’s all I need is my tool chest… and these OSHA approved boots I never once wore in a published photo. These boots and my tools, that’s all I need… and these two clear vertical grain boards one narrow cedar and one possibly curly cherry. These two clear vertical grain boards, these OSHA approved boots, and my tools, that’s all I need…
I foresee I’ll be paying for fewer Popular woodworking issues now, and I pay full retail one issue at a time so this is definitely a positive change for me. Looking forward to house work progress!